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Mevagissey to Charlestown

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After leaving the harbour and passing through Pentewan, you begin one of the most challenging sections along the southern coast. 
moderate
Distance 11.6 km
3:00 h
250 m
234 m

Leaving the harbour head up to Penare Point passing many overgrown ruins and the small harbour at Pentewan. The village is worth a visit with a nice pub and café.  Pass golden sands and head up past Gamas Point and uphill to the rugged Black Head, where the Iron Age Castle used to sit proudly on the cliff top.

The path heads back down to the coastline and subsequently takes an inland turn towards St Austells bay.  This section ends in Charlestown with its tall ships and very interesting visitors centre.

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Callum Broad
Updated: July 25, 2018
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
92 m
Lowest point
4 m
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This tour appears in the following itineraries: 

WES(SWCP)FTP1

WES(SWCP)FTP2

Start

Mevagissey (6 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
SX 01496 44816
DD
50.269871, -4.786890
DMS
50°16'11.5"N 4°47'12.8"W
UTM
30U 372660 5570164
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Destination

Charlestown

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
SX 01496 44816
DD
50.269871, -4.786890
DMS
50°16'11.5"N 4°47'12.8"W
UTM
30U 372660 5570164
w3w 
///stump.snuck.sued
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.6 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
250 m
Descent
234 m
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